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Banana Bread Protein Bars


Homemade banana bread is one of my go to healthy baking snacks. But it isn't the easiest to eat on the go.


This is where my Banana Bread Bars come in. They taste just like banana bread and are super convenient to eat on the go.


With only 7 ingredients, no bake and taste like dessert, these protein bars are a winner.



Banana Bread Bars

^Vegan, soy-free, dairy-free, high protein, refined sugar free, no bake

Portion: 10 bars

Prep Time: 20 min

Set Time: 1-2 hours (can speed this up by setting in the freezer)

Ingredients

3 dried banana*

3 medjool dates

1 cup rolled oats

1 cup raw cashews

2 Tbsp vanilla vegan protein powder (I use The Healthy Chef)

1 tsp cinnamon

1 Tbls coconut oil

Optional toppings

2-3 melted Dark Chocolate Squares (I use 85% Lindt)


Directions

  1. Soak the dried banana and medjool dates in hot water to soften (optional)

  2. Add the oats, cashews, protein (if using) and cinnamon to a food processor (or blender) and pulse

  3. Add in soaked banana, medjool dates and coconut oil

  4. Continue to blend until it starts sticking together when you press it between your fingertips.

  5. If it isn't sticking together steam in a little water and you'll see it come together

  6. Firmly press into a lined 9 x 9 tin and place into the fridge to set for 1-2 hours (this makes it easier to cut into bars)

  7. Remove from the tin and cut into 10 bars

  8. Optional: Drizzle with melted chocolate

  9. Store them in the fridge or freezer**


Notes

*make sure you use dried banana not banana chips, I bought mine from The Source Bulk Foods


**I store mine in the freezer as they last longer. Just remember to allow them to thaw for a bit for eating them.

Have you tried this recipe yet?

Let me know what you thought in the comments below and don't forget to tag me on Instagram @happyhealthybe so I can see your creations.

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